Category Archives: Legislation

1858 | Torrens Title introduced

ON THIS DAY in 1858, Torrens Title was introduced under the South Australian Real Property Act 1858.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/num_act/rpa16o22v1858255

 

Factory Act 1847 (UK)

8 JUNE 1847, the Parliament of the United Kingdom enacted the Factory Act 1847, also known as the Ten Hour Bill.

Women and children could only work 63 hours per week as of 1 July 1847 and 58 hours per week, or 10 hours per week, as of 1 May 1848.

 

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Lord Campbell’s Act (UK)

ON 26 AUGUST 1846, the UK Parliament passed the Fatal Accidents Act 1846, also known as Lord Campbell’s Act.

Close relatives of a person killed by the wrongdoing of another were entitled by this Act to recover damages that the common law did not previously allow. The provision has been legislated in common law jurisdictions around the world. The Compensation to Relatives Act 1897 (NSW) introduced similar provisions in New South Wales.


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Debtor’s prison abolished in NSW | 21 December 1843

ON 21 DECEMBER 1843, the NSW Insolvency Act 1843 abolished imprisonment for debt.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/num_act/ia1843n22176

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Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (UK)

ON 28 AUGUST 1833, the UK Parliament passed the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Will4/3-4/73/contents

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Slave Trade Act 1807 (UK)

ON THIS DAY in 1807 the UK Parliament passed the Slave Trade Act 1807. Slave trade was abolished in the British Empire.

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Act of Settlement 1701

ON 12 JUNE 1701, the English Parliament enacted the Act of Settlement.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/aep/Will3/12-13/2/contents

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Statute of Frauds 1677

ON 16 APRIL 1677, the English Parliament enacted the Statute of Frauds 1677.

This Act required certain dealings with real property, sale of goods, estates, trusts and marriage be reduced to writing and signed in order to avoid fraud or perjury.

The provisions of the Act have since been incorporated into many pieces of legislation around the common law world.

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